As of January 4th, 2021
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New Blog Posted!
EAB’s Destruction of Black Ash Threatens a Native American Tradition read more.
EAB University Announcement
Wondering if Asian longhorned beetle is coming to the southern U.S.? Is there ever going to be an ash tree that is resistant to emerald ash borer? Learn about these topics and many more during EAB University’s 2022 spring webinar series on invasive wood species of pests and diseases!
All webinars are free and many can be used towards continuing education programs (contact Elizabeth Barnes for details).
Can't watch it live? No problem!
All webinars are recorded and posted online after the talks.
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Initial county EAB detections in North America & Canada
Emerald Ash Borer
On December 15, 2020 USDA-APHIS published in the Federal Register a final rule that removes the federal domestic EAB quarantine regulations. The rule will become effective on January 14, 2021.
Emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire, is an exotic beetle that was discovered in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002. The adult beetles nibble on ash foliage but cause little damage. The larvae (the immature stage) feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree's ability to transport water and nutrients. Emerald ash borer probably arrived in the United States on solid wood packing material carried in cargo ships or airplanes originating in its native Asia. As of October 2018, it is now found in 35 states, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Manitoba.
Since its discovery, EAB has:
- Killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America.
- Caused regulatory agencies and the USDA to enforce quarantines and fines to prevent potentially infested ash trees, logs or hardwood firewood from moving out of areas where EAB occurs.
- Cost municipalities, property owners, nursery operators and forest products industries hundreds of millions of dollars.